It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Bill Marshall on Monday 13 May 2019 after a long illness.
Bill officially joined Dumbarton Curling Club on 25 August 1981, and had a long and distinguished curling career on and off the ice.
Some of the highlights of Bill's curling playing career include winning the Dewar Trophy in 1987 along with his wife Corona Marshal, Bill Coutts and Betty Coutts.
With Tony Atkins, Jim Hutton and Bill Coutts, Bill also won the Denis Kyd Quaich in 1993, which as yet is Dumbarton's only success in this competition.
The pinnacle of Bill's playing career came in 1998 when he was selected for the Royal Caledonian Curling Club tour of Switzerland in 1998.
Off the ice, Bill worked tirelessly in promoting not only Dumbarton Curling Club and Dunbartonshire 10th Province; but curling in general, holding a number of offices at Club and Province level.
A full resume of the offices held by Bill are as follows:
Dumbarton Curling Club
President : 1994-1996 and 2014-2018
Vice President : 1991-1993 and 2012-2013
Secretary : 1998-2017 (19 years)
Match Secretary : 1986-1991 and 1999-2008
Treasurer : 1992-1998 and 2001-2017
When Bill demitted the office of President in 2018, he was elected as Hon. President of Dumbarton Curling Club at it's AGM in 2018.
Dunbartonshire Tenth Province
President : 2003/2004
Vice President : 2002/2003
Jnr. Vice President : 2001/2002
Hon. Secretary : 1989-2016 (27 years)
Province Rep (RCCC) : 1999-2003
Province Rep (ASC) : 2007
In 2010 Bill was elected as Hon. President of Dunbartonshire 10th Province at it's AGM in 2010.
During the World Curling Federation convention in Milan (2003), Bill was elected as one of the 4 Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC) representatives to the WCF.
In 2009 Bill was elected as President of the RCCC. Bill was the first, and as yet only member of Dumbarton Curling Club to be appointed as President of the curlings' governing body in Scotland since it's inception in 1835.
Bill's funeral will be held at Cardross Crematorium on Monday 20 May at 12:15pm.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Corona and Bill's family at this difficult time.